Freddie Bitsoie

Freddie Bitsoie is a proud Navajo and an awardwinning chef. Most recently he was the executive chef of Mitsitam Native Foods Café, located inside Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. He is the winner of the Smithsonian’s Native Chef Competition and has contributed to a number of cookbooks, including America: The Cookbook (Phaidon, 2017) and James Beard Award–winner The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen (University of Minnesota Press, 2017). His most recent cookbook is New Native Kitchen, co-written with James Beard Awardwinning author James O. Fraioli, in which he shares his culinary insights into Native American cooking and celebrates the rich Indigenous heritage of American cuisine.

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Santa Fe New Mexican